from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Australian tree (Eucalyptus marginata) widely grown for its hard red-brown wood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A eucalypt tree occurring in the south west of Western Australia.
- n. The wood of the jarrah tree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The mahoganylike wood of the Australian Eucalyptus marginata. See eucalyptus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Eucalyptus marginata, or mahogany gum-tree, abounding in southwestern Australia.
Mr Pearce says the Federation is considering legal options to stop the company from using the word 'jarrah' to sell its timber.
"We will be looking at ways that we can (legally protect the 'jarrah' name) and I believe that we can."
But he traveled here primarily for the opening of his own mini-retrospective of five painted and unpainted steel constructions on the Met's Roof Garden (to Oct. 30), ranging over his career from the 1960 "Midday" (above) to his brand new "End Up": "End Up," 2010, rusted steel, cast iron, jarrah wood, collection of the artist, courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
In " Head " 2008-09, heavy jarrah wood beams are stacked into a formidable, primitive altar that recalls the nose of a locomotive, a huge face and the aerial view of a ship ' s deck.
They'd sneak inside without shoes and at the end of the day their soles would be black because those jarrah board floors happily gave up some of their ingrained generations of oil...
We're now into debate about what the various woods are: jarrah (a reddish West Australian hardwood) is easy, but opinions vary about the others.
One of the most serious current threats to the natural vegetation of Southwest Australia is the spread of root disease, or "jarrah dieback" caused by the root fungus Phytophthora cinnamomi.
The disease was first noticed in the jarrah forests in 1940 but not identified until 1965.
The region's flagship tree species include three eucalypts: jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata), marri (E. calophylla), and karri (E. diversicolor).
While jarrah and marri grow to only about 20-30 meters in height, some karri forests have canopies up to 70 meters high, and individual trees may grow as high as 80 meters, ranking the karri as one of the tallest trees on earth.
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